Nominations for the 2022 Western Australian Heritage Awards are now open to recognize outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, interpretation, tourism and promotion in Western Australia.
Why enter the awards?
- The awards are Western Australia’s premier heritage event which highlights best practice in adaptive reuse, conservation, interpretation, heritage tourism, and promotion. The Minister for Heritage will announce the winners at an event in November 2022.
- The awards attract extensive media interest, ensuring that the industry, government and community recognise and celebrate finalists and winners that demonstrate innovation and best practice. As well as showcasing the very best of heritage practices, the awards also educate the wider community about the importance of conserving their cultural heritage.
- They offer the opportunity to promote conservation projects internationally. Winners and commendations may be invited to have their project shortlisted for a UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The cooperation between the Heritage Council and UNESCO has now seen six projects recognised on the international stage, demonstrating the world-class standard of conservation work being undertaken in Western Australia. As well, projects are being featured in the Heritage Matters eNewsletter, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website and other promotional material.
- Voluntary Individual Contribution
- Professional Contribution
- Contribution by a Community-based Organisation
- Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation
- Interpretation Project
- Heritage Tourism Product
- Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place
Terms and Condition
- The Western Australian Heritage Awards are open to all individuals, property owners, architects, developers, builders, tourism operators, government and non-government agencies.
- Projects and work undertaken must be based in Western Australia.
- All nominations relating to a State Registered property require the consent of the owner of the property being nominated for the award.
- Previous finalists and nominees are encouraged to reapply.
- Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage staff and serving Members of Parliament are ineligible to enter.
- Where conservation work is the focus of the nomination, judging will be based on the principles of the Burra Charter.
- The judges reserve the right to give joint awards and/or not give an award in any of the categories. The judges may decide that a nomination is better suited to another category.
- To ensure fairness for all nominations, answers will be capped and there is a word limit for each of the criteria.
For more information, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/2022-western-australian-heritage-awards#award-categories-and-criteria